Highest hop/drop to date.

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by napalm, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. napalm

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    I'm on hollidays and have been riding heaps and not to long ago i
    sucesfully landed my largest drop to date and did a seat out hop that i
    think is the biggest i've ever done. Also i made my seccond ever movie-
    its becomming very addictive:D
    The pics and the movie are in my
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    I hope to land in these hollidays a 7 foot drop and increase my hop by
    about 20cm.
    If anyone else is trying to improve their skills, attach your photo's, i
    like to see other people get better as well,
    Mark


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  2. trial050

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  3. tom_edmonds

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    my aim is to be able to hop onto 4 palletes by the end of the summer,
    hmm thats like 24" which is quite high, i cant even get onto 3 yet!!!!
    nearly. how high can you hop? and what was your biggest drop to date?


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  4. napalm

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    I can do a 20cm seat in hop quite easily and at the moment my highest
    hop (on my 24" muni seat out) is about 26 inches. My highest landed drop
    was about 5 1/2 feet, but i'm eyeing off a 6-7 foot frop to try sometime
    these hollidays,
    Mark


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  5. ive mastered a 52cm rolling, seat out, seat in, with and without pre
    hops on my 24" muni. i think ive done higher than that, but i havnt
    checked into it fully yet (i do all my trials on my muni, being im 2
    poor 2 get a dedicated trials one) and the biggest drop ive done was a
    6ft which bent my cranks, but i managed 2 ride off afterwards :D


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  6. 26" is awesome Mark, and that's on a 24" uni! Have you tried on a
    trials uni? Hurry up and move to Brisbane...I want to go riding with
    you again! :)

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  7. uni412

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    I've also been working on my hopping hieght alot. I can consitently do a
    16 inch high hop with prehops or with a rolling hop and once landed an
    18 hop. However, I have alot of trouble with seat out hops. I can only
    make 14 inches.

    Also, what is the difference between a rolling hop and a hop with no
    prehops? If you are no rolling of pre-hopping before the jump, what are
    you doing?


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  8. tom_edmonds

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    tom_edmonds wrote:
    > * ....i cant even get onto 3 yet!!!! nearly..... *



    as of this morning i can now hop onto 3 palletes, im working on a
    rolling hop onto them now, my aim of a 24" hop is drawing slightly
    nearer


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  10. napalm

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    Andrew, I havn't done a measured hop on a 20" but soon i might be able
    buy a gp trials- splined hub/cranks but with a yuni frame. Yeah same i
    want to go riding with you back up to brisbane. I might have to organise
    another holliday up there sometime.
    My highest hop before seat out was pathetic but all you have to do is
    persevere for a while and you'll never go back. I guess i also use a
    prehop when i do my seat out high hop- in the fact that my last balance
    hop it larger than the rest.
    uni412- Soon your seat out hop will be better than your seat in. the
    reason that seat out hops are so effective is because you can compress
    your body more meaning you can lift the wheel higher off the ground
    without necesarily having to jump higher.
    At the moment i really need to work on rolling hops, recently i managed
    to hop up a 3 set of stairs.
    Mark


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  14. just managed a few personal bests today.... i did a 60cm+ rolling hop
    (just short of 24") and a 54cm static hop...i was on a wicked rolll....i
    love days like that


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  15. pete66

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    unicyclistjoe- Wellingtons Best Unicyclist? Haha, I seem to remember
    schooling u on more than one trials line last night!

    Must be pretty close ay, how do we settle it? See what the other RSU ppl
    think?

    K, everyone vote (pick me!), who's better judging by this non-bias and
    extensive skills account

    Petes skills:
    -rolling hop: 55cm (but not consistent)
    -static seat in or out: fifty something cm
    -willing to jump up and over park benches (the ones where u have to
    clear (or delicately land on top of) the back-rest bit)
    -cleared park benches from the top (need photo really)
    -done THAT skinnie across the water twice (photo pending)
    -pretty good at seat out skills (dan heaton drop the seat down and flick
    it back up move etc.)
    -wheel walk about 15m
    -1ft ww (at least) 5m
    -PEDAL GRABS to rubber
    -crank grabbed to something over a metre (once)
    -50 hops on skinnie thing :p
    -keen for semi-technical "somewhere under 1.5m" drops with gaps (ankles
    won't take much higher)
    -unbeaten in "annual civic square stairs race" (vs joe)
    -not willing to ride skinnies where could be certain death or quite
    likely ruining cellphone goin for swim at the drop of a hat
    -drops in on quaterpipe at skateparks
    -better at hoppin on wheel
    -1ft ride easy, both feet... even along ledges
    -best at extreme downhill MUni
    -worse at extreme uphill MUni
    -suicide mount on ledges
    -consecutive crankflips
    -seat drag for a few pedals
    -owns more unicycles than joe (great skill to have)

    Joes skills:
    -rolling hop: 60cm (or thereabouts)
    -static 50 something hops (bout the same?)
    -not willing to clear the park benches
    -habitually rides ludicrously high things that pete won't dare stand on
    (or look at) never mind the uni
    -hasn't done THAT skinnie across the water
    -16 hops on skinnie thing (the things that stop cars from goin too far
    in carparks)
    -hasn't got much game with the "drop the seat" shinanigans
    -can't pedal grab (more specifically, can't get up to rubber from pedal)
    but CAN crank grab solidly (in places where a mistimed "jump to rubber"
    could mean death!
    -drops from stuff a foot or so higher than pete
    -wheel walks about 5-10m further than pete and can get back to pedals
    -1ft ww about the same
    -tends to get more rounds of applause
    -doesn't drop in at skatepark
    -1ft ride easy, both feet... even along ledges... where a fall would be
    reasonably disasterous (long drop to water with ledges and things to
    fall on, on the way down)
    -can gap a bit further than pete (lately, and slightly unconfirmed)

    haha, thats almost everything

    Oh, I go backwards a bit more often than him too. So does he deserve to
    keep his avatar saying thing as "Wellingtons best"?

    Yeah thought not :p

    Pete


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  16. joes 'other skills'

    - did more 'idling while juggling' than pete at annual competition

    - currently in posession of petes other uni

    - static 55cm hop (i did the waterfront things yesterday pete)

    - doesnt 'nearly cry' when people better than him get on things that
    could mean certain death (see photo below) [image:
    http://fs4.deviantart.com/i/2004/188/3/2/Altitude.jpg]

    - didnt break thumb hopping up a 15cm curb

    - rolling hopped 3 stair set (up)

    - can do both pirouettes and spins (on a muni no less)

    - rode so extreme at moonride that he broke spokes

    - 67cm seat out crank stall to seat out rubber

    so yea....*cough* vote for me *end cough*


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  17. pete66

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    I've rolling hopped up a 3set before too, did one in the wet at Aeotea
    Square in Auckland.

    Just to show I'm not bitter I've written a song, just for Joe.

    I call it "Wellingtons best dabber"

    "dab dab dab, all day long
    dab dab dab while I sing this song
    i'm gonna dab my feet
    gonna fail the line
    gonna watch pete clear it fine
    all day long"

    haha,
    peace
    Pete


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